At Diverse Cymru our aims, ideals and services are all based around empowering and uplifting the voices of people facing inequality across Wales. Have your say and help us keep our work true to this principle and true to the needs of our service users.
Your Experiences: Personal stories about the services you use and the support you require.
Your Views: Respond to consultations, legislation and the issues which affect you.
Our Responses: Read our responses to consultations. As a national equality charity in Wales we particularly want to hear from:
- Disabled people (physical, learning, mental health, sensory or hidden impairments)
- Black and Minority Ethnic people (including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people)
- Lesbian, gay and bisexual people
- Older people
- Young people
- People of different religions or faiths
- Transgender people
Diverse Cymru and C3SC are launching an exciting new project, “Your Wellbeing, Your Government” and would like to invite you to attend one of our launch events in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also have a number of other engagement events coming up that you may be interested in attending. Please see below for dates and times. The attached document gives more information about each event. If you would like to attend any of the events please complete and return the enclosed booking form or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone me on (029) 2036 8888 ext 255. The events are free to attend but places must be booked.Registration form – Ffurflen Cofrestru
The events are:
- Vale Your Government, Your Wellbeing Project Launch
Monday 20 November 2017, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Corporate Suite, Civic Offices, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU.
Free event. Tea and coffee included.
- Cardiff Your Government, Your Wellbeing Project Launch
Friday 24 November 2017, 1.00 pm to 3. 00 pm
Taff Housing Conference Centre
(in the car park behind Diverse Cymru)
Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD. Free event. Tea and coffee included.
At the above events you will also have the opportunity to take part in informal focus group with Age Cymru who would like to find out about your views on social care advocacy.
- Cardiff’s future – what do you think? An event for Black and Minority Ethnic young people aged under 26
Monday 11 December 2017, 6.30 pm, City Hall, Cardiff
All the events are free to attend and we can reimburse travel, access, childcare, replacement care and other reasonable costs related to you attending the event. We particularly welcome people from diverse backgrounds.
Diverse Cymru regularly respond to consultations from the UK and Welsh Governments, local councils, and Local Health Boards.
Recently there has been a focus on housing. This includes:
- Affordable (social) housing
- Housing options to meet the needs of an ageing population
- Housing for disabled people
- How welfare reform has affected different people
Diverse Cymru is committed to gathering the views of diverse communities in Wales. We would like to hear your views to help inform our responses and views. We would be grateful if you could fill in the attached questionnaire as soon as possible. You do not have to answer every question. If you do not feel a question applies to you just skip it. More information will help us to understand more details of your experiences.
All responses are anonymous. We will not use any details which could potentially identify you or anyone else. Equality questions are only used to identify where there are different views and experiences for different communities.
You can complete an online form of the questionnaire here.
Or if you prefer, you can complete a Word document of the questionnaire in the link below and email it back to Diverse Cymru (contact details included).
Diverse Cymru Accessible Housing 2017
The Healthwise Wales programme is also being run by the Welsh Government and looking for contributions. Please do visit their website for further details
Diverse Cymru in Partnership with C3SC and Race Equality First have formed an exciting new Network. The Network is open to any Community Group, Charity, Social Enterprise, LGBTQ+ group, Faith group or other third sector organisation, predominantly working on areas of equality and human rights in Cardiff. Members will have the opportunity to feed in information from disadvantaged communities and people facing discrimination in all areas of Cardiff.The Network aims to change equality and human rights legislation, policy and practice to make a difference to people’s lives. We meet up quarterly and we are encouraging new members.
To Join us email Thorin at Thorin.email@example.com or call 029 20 48 5722
Diverse Cymru are looking for people’s experiences and stories to help support our work to improve services, policy and practice throughout Wales. If you have a story to tell, whether you’ve had a good or a bad experience or if you think something could have been done better, let us know about it. As we collect these stories, which can be anonymised if you would like, we can use them to let services like those below know how they can improve and be more responsive to the needs of people, particularly across the protected characteristics.
- Mental Health Services
- Social Care
- Welfare and Benefits
- Social Exclusion
- Equality and Human Rights
- Hate Crime and Community Safety
You can send us your experiences:
Through our online form:
By email: Shelagh.Maher@diverse.cymru
Or by post:
Have Your Say
307-315 Cowbridge Road East
From the National Assembly for Wales:
Diverse Cymru engages with both Local and National Government and the public sector on the issues that are most important in promoting equality across Wales, particularly where these issues effect people who would fall under one or more of the protected characteristics, by developing policy positions and offering practical recommendations.
Part of this process involves responding strategically to Welsh Government consultations that will have the biggest impact on people affected by inequality across the nation. Unfortunately, and although we share the details of these current consultations with our supporters, there are often too many being undertaken simultaneously for us to be able to provide a comprehensive response in every case. If you have an interest in giving your views on consultations around:
- Mental Health services
- Social care
- Welfare and benefits
- Social exclusion
- Hate crime and community safety
Please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post:
Have Your Say
307-315 Cowbridge Road East
If you would like to get more involved you can help us respond to consultations, gather other people’s views and research reports and available evidence by applying to be a volunteer with the Policy and Public Affairs Team.
Diverse Cymru briefing papers on issues and solutions with recommendations based on engagement with diverse communities. Read our responses to consultations, inquiries and other calls for evidence.
Diverse Cymru gathered the views of diverse communities in Cardiff about Communities First and ways forward to tackle poverty.
You can read the rest of our consultation responses on our Media Page.
You can also share your views about health, social care and well-being services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan with our Co-Creating Healthy Change project.